Intermediate track is a classroom, PPT, and demonstration-based class for those familiar with rigging basics and the safe operation of a counter weight system or those who have taken the Entry Level course and seek to advance their skills.
The two-day curriculum covers design factor, physics of loads and forces, truss basics, bridle rigging and more...
Digital handout guided by the PowerPoint presentation.
Mid-morning break of coffee, bagels/donuts, fruit
An invitation to USITT's Launch Party to immediately follow the end of class on day two. Join USITT in welcoming local industry partners to a cocktail reception where we'll discuss and celebrate USITT's upcoming conference in Seattle, March 20 - 23, 2024.
This class qualifies for 12 ETCP renewal credits.
Curriculum to be covered
- Review of Breaking Strength, Design Factor, Working Load Limit
- Physics of Loads and Forces
- Beam Loading and Cantilevers
- Truss Basics – inspection and general principles
- Mechanical Advantage
- Bridle Rigging
- Overview of basic automation controls
- Out of balance loading situations for counter weight systems
- Where the rules come from - Codes, Standards, and Risk Management
Ed Leahy – Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Chicago Flyhouse, Inc. ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer
Shane Kelly – Head of Theatre Technology, The Theatre School at DePaul University and President Shane Kelly Rigging. ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer. He is the co-author (with Jay O. Glerum) of the upcoming 4th edition of the Stage Rigging Handbook.